Recognized interfaces

Updated: April 19, 2023

The library recognizes special interfaces for setting up and cleaning up DLLs, allowing DLLs to expose strings to applications, and assigning names to controls. A control is a programming representation of the interfaces implemented by an addon DLL or defined statically in the code.

Note: There is no default implementation for these interfaces; you must define their functions like any other interfaces. The difference is only in how the library internally handles them.
There are four recognized interfaces:
Contains initialization and cleanup functions for DLLs. This interface replaces Unloading, and is implemented as a pointer to a structure that defines the function prototypes.
Allows DLLs to choose interfaces at runtime instead of compile time.
Lets controls define their own names, so they can be looked up by name.
Lets DLLs make strings available to applications even when the DLLs aren't loaded.